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On Top of the World  Cheap Trick

 

tuning: standard
Rick Nielsen has said this to be one of his favorite Trick songs
F#/G means slide up
intro:
 
 E--0-0-2-0-3-0-2-0-3-0-2-0-3-0-2-- play 12 times

chorus
[E]you're on top of the world you're on
[A]top of the world and you can't get any higher
[C]on top of the world on top of the world tonight
 
 D----5-4-2--------|
 A----------5-2----|
 E --------------5-|

verse
[F#/G]It wasn't [F#/G]easy it was [F#/G]hard as h[F#/G]ell
[B]You didn't get luck in a wishing well
[A]You never worked so hard had so much pain wouldn't change
[F#]for anything[F]
second verse
Learned love from a movie screen
He was tough she was wild at fifteen
Hated school and had no dreams
Wasn't going very far
third verse
[F#/G]then he got[F#/G] religion[F#/G] and she g[F#/G]ot a job
[B]It's on her back it's in his job
[A]And it costs lots of money money[C] oh
intro four times
chorus
fourth verse
Break down nearly every day
Should'a know I couldn't get away
Got lucky with the girl next door
she was lonely and didn't care
fifth verse
She was young she was dark she was fair
Wrapped herself around you with her stare
You'd explode if she touched you there
touched you there touched you there
third verse
chorus twice
outro: repeat to fade
[G]Can you hear me
[B]Can you show me
[A]You're on to[C]p of the world tonight
-I'm here, I'm queer, I play 5-string bass

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